Kenneth R. Harris Jr.

Associate Attorney

Charlotte Divorce Attorney Kenneth R. Harris Jr.During his years working for the Council For Children’s Rights, Charlotte divorce attorney Kenneth R. Harris Jr. was exposed to many different aspects of family law, including its difficulties and repercussions on children and their families.

That experience convinced him a career practicing family law was right for him.

“I knew family law was the most natural fit and held the most interest for me,” Mr. Harris Jr. said.

Mr. Harris Jr. works hard to develop a personal connection with each of his clients. He sincerely wants to understand what their concerns are so he can better advocate for them and help them reach their goals in the divorce process.

“I believe I have a very good ability to read a client and understand who that person is,” he said, “which helps me get the results that client most desires.”

Mr. Harris Jr. is also realistic when he explains to clients what they can expect during their case.

“Expect nothing but honest communication and passionate advocacy from me above all else,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Harris Jr. is licensed to practice in North Carolina.


Mr. Harris Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Duke University.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Harris Jr. practiced juvenile and criminal law for the Council For Children’s Rights. He has also previously practiced commercial litigation.


  • Mecklenburg County Bar


  • Chairperson of the Hmong Persons Task Force for the North Carolina Bar Association, which received the 2006 American Bar Association Award of Achievement

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Juvenile Defense and the ‘Electronic Juvenile’: Sexting, Cuber-Bullying, and Social Media – Oh My! N.C. Advocates for Justice, Juvenile Defense Section Elect. Newsletter, September 2011
  • From Corporations to Kids: An Attorney’s Transition, North Carolina Bar Association, Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section Newsletter, May 2010, at 5.
  • The Case of the Owner Who Said Too Much, North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Law Section, “Change Order,” June 2004, at 7.